This essay observes that Jewish, Samaritan, and Christian readers engage the same pentateuchal texts, but they name them differently, publish them in different material forms, perform particular liturgical and devotional readings of them, and interpret them distinctively. These differences can be traced historically to four key figures in four pivotal moments: Ezra, Judah Maccabee, Judah haNasi, and Irenaeus. The developments associated with these figures help to account for the distinctive identities of Jews, Samaritans, and Christians.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of the Pentateuch|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2021|
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- Arts and Humanities(all)